Friday, 25 November 2011

Eddie Shoestring Never Had To Put Up With This!

Sam Wilkins, a Whyteleafe village councillor, sent dozens of obscene messages on Twitter and Facebook to the then presenter of Absolute Radio's 11 O'Clock Show Iain Lee, Mr Lee's wife, and the show's producer Eloise Carr.

Wilkins, a former Ofcom employee, also bombarded Mr Lee and Ms Carr with abusive telephone calls before he was barred from the show in December of last year.
Blimey! Who knew local radio had anyone capable of provoking the loons as well as national radio’s Jeremy Vine?
He was found guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court last Friday of two charges of harassment without violence, and released on bail until December 2 for pre-sentence reports.
Otherwise known as ‘Where the court desperately tries to come up with a reason to let the criminal off’…

The defence tried a novel attack – claim her client was the victim!
Defence barrister, Joanna Hardy, suggested Mr Lee "goaded" Wilkins – who she described as "vulnerable" – and encouraged him to call the show.
Eh..?
Ms Hardy described the show as "vulgar" and said that listeners regularly posted abusive comments.
I doubt whether they often ordered condoms, pizzas, sweets and booze to be delivered to the station, though, did they?

Or suggested that someone should throw acid in the presenters face?
Wilkins' position as a councillor will be reviewed by Whyteleafe Village Council after he is sentenced.
There’s something to review..?

Surely it’s up to his voters. Unless they are fully aware of his extra-curricular activities, and support them?

In which case, well, that’s local democracy for you!

Update: The link no longer works, as it appears the story's been pulled, but thanks to WoaR, there's another report of the shenanigans here.

25 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

Is there something in Whyteleafe Village water .. or have the entire Village Council been at the Colombian Marching Powder then ?

By the sound of things, it could well qualify for the title "Village Of The Damned" .. ;)

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Woman on a Raft said...

Think they've pulled the story or something.

Try this earlier link

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2101137_councillor_denies_iain_lee_radio_harassment_claims

Woman on a Raft said...

Sorry try: Wilkins denies harassment

Mrs Erdleigh said...

As Captain Haddock notes, so much weirdness in such a small place.

dr cromarty said...

Is there anyone who goes through the courts who isn't 'vulnerable', FFS?

JuliaM said...

"By the sound of things, it could well qualify for the title "Village Of The Damned" "

Luckily, there's a distinct lack of platinum-blonde hair and piercing blue eyes!

"Think they've pulled the story or something. "

Oh, so I see. Cheers for link - will update.

"... so much weirdness in such a small place."

Quite!

"Is there anyone who goes through the courts who isn't 'vulnerable', FFS?"

It doesn't seem to apply to racist incidents, strangely enough...

Alex said...

I've had the pleasure of meeting Mr Wilkins and I can confirm he is a complete nutter!!! Turning the power off to my flat, sending me revolting emails (though of course his email was yet again hacked!!!) waiting outside my flat for hours!!!! That is only the tip of the iceberg and then he gets on the local parish council whatever next!!!????

Julia said...

I know Wilkins as a close friend, people read a story and like to think they know it all, with the aid of the computer people think they can report stuff that is not true, I know Wilkins and he respects people,always putting others first.

But people like you think with the aid of a computer they are reporters and can type what you like.

It’s weird people who have nothing better to do than read a one-sided story and believe, have a life, live a little and worry about yourself. Only a fool believes everything they read.

It is well known that many people do not trust Newspapers. As for lies on Ambush people can believe what they want Wilkins and his friends know the truth. The people that comment on ambush are boring people with nothing to do in the day than assume they know everything and fill in the gaps with lies. Why don't you enjoy life and live your own life.

JuliaM said...

"...with the aid of the computer people think they can report stuff that is not true.."

No, people can excerpt pieces from the national press and comment on them.

If there's a retraction and apology from them, point me to it. I'll happily update this entry.

"The people that comment on ambush are boring people with nothing to do in the day ..."

Oooh! Harsh!

Not quite as bad as people that obsessively google themselves or their friends though, eh?

juliam said...

If you say so

Emma 1 said...

A few bored people with no life or a dull life to excerpt pieces from press and make assumptions or comments. Do something more productive with your life, u could be sued for some of your posts.

JuliaM said...

Feel free, 'Emma1'.

But until you manage to find something (that even the most money-hungry shyster doesn't think is a waste of time) why don''t you take your own advice, and find a blog that suits you better, and comment on that instead?

Emma1 said...

Yawwwn a few people who have no life, and sit in thete room makin weird coments, why not watch a film, read a book, watch tv, get a partner. Go out for meal or drink, instead you get excited over silly excerpts and say, oh yes yes yes whst shall i say, why dont you do something more productive with your life. Why not get off your backside play a sport or go on a holiday, do you get paid for ambush, what is the purpose of this.

Kerry Murphy said...

I must agree what is the point. Stumbled upon this site by accident. The web makes dull bored people think they have a life. By taking excerpts they make comments up or lies because they are people with little going on in their life. I could understsnd a little if you got paid. A hobby taking news articles and thinking you know it all. people should not always believe wat they read. Bit weird thi Ambush, few sad lifeless people reading between the line. Must be boring people. oh what we going to say today lies, cause upset sitting in front of a computer getting excited and dont earn a penny, wat sad trash is ambush.

Emma1 said...

Emma1 - It has now been proved that there was no evidence Mr Wilkins harassed Mr Lee, his computer was checked out legally and thoroughly and nothing came back to show any such twitter messages, Wilkins has never had a twitter account, the emails (8 in total) submitted to the court 2 of which asked about employment opportunities and 1 was a complaint about the shows Tumor Humor Cancer jokes, the DJ admitted he and his producer did have humor tumor jokes on the show, he found them funny. They even published rude stuff about their listeners called Wackos, Crackpot and Loons, where Mr Lee would write offensive comments and often swear,Mr Lee was not Harassed, he had called Mr Wilkins demanding a debate live on air 3 times why Wilkins found Tumor Humor not funny, Wilkins declined but he kept calling him asking to go on air and debate and argue with him. Wilkins has been a subject of lies all because he sent in a constructive complaint about tumor humor jokes he found offensive. This site sends out wring messages and is rude about people without seeing the full facts, did anyone from ambush attend the court, no they decided to write horrid stuff without facts and made judgement on someone wrongly, it is the media and sites like this that can cause harm and upset to peoples lives and is wrong, if you would not like it done to you do not do it to others. Also Mr Lee was dismissed from his radio show straight attending the magistrates court case as it was proved he was using the airwaves to joke about a case - how he should dress, he was not going to swear on bible so may not tell the full truth, he even admitted that many of his listeners some vulnerable that he goads and take the Mikey out of them to make a show, his shows are not nice and rude and this is why he has not survived on the TV or Radio - he may appear for 20 mins on Sky News and This Morning from time to time reviewing the newspapers but he hardly says anything, it only because he has media connections he may get this and the fee is very small as he does only 20 mins or so looking at the newspapers but for how long. This man enjoys pranking calling people and use to use the airways for his childish and nasty behavior, let hope this is no more.

JuliaM said...

"They even published rude stuff about their listeners called Wackos, Crackpot and Loons..."

What a great idea! I should think about doing the same with some of my odder readers... ;)

Emma1 said...

Whatever makes you happy, if your sad existence is to write rubbish and lies about people on Ambush then go ahead, but what about watch a film, go out with some friends or enjoy a holiday - something more constructive. But if you want to write more lies and rubbish and enjoy the trash called Ambush, go ahead as it is not read by many people only fools that stumble upon it by accident, Like me! trying to help a good friend of mine because he has been a subject of media lies, proved now in court.

Emma1 said...

Dear Mr Wilkins,

Thanks for your email.

I was very pleased to hear from Mr Walklate ‘Barrister’ that you were acquitted and the appeal against sentence was upheld. I know it has been a long time in reaching this point and it has been a very difficult time for you.

I am in the process of dictating a letter to you to confirm the outcome of what has happened which you can show anyone for the avoidance of doubt.

I have tried to access the site that you mention but for some reason have been unable to do so, if the reporting is inaccurate then you can refer them to the Press Complaints Commission.

I know that Julia is helping you with the return of your property but I will remind her of this.

Best wishes,

Tim Edwards

Eric said...

@Emma1,

Acquitted? Not quite...

"...Wilkins, of Godstone Road, Whytleafe, was spared a jail term after the judge said there was not enough evidence to prove the harassment charge against Mr Lee. The charge against Ms Carr was upheld.

The defendant was instead ordered to comply with a 12-month supervision order, which includes 150 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay Ms Carr £150 compensation.

Passing judgement on Friday, the judge said Wilkins had "narrowly avoided" a custodial sentence."

As to previous...

"It also emerged during the appeal that Wilkins had been previously convicted of making nuisance calls to a friend he had fallen out with in 2005. He was cautioned for a similar offence in 2002."

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2115500_excouncillor_has_sentence_cut_for_radio_harassment

Julia M said...

Yawwwwn - ERIC GET A LIFE, LIVE YOUR LIFE NOT OTHERS, WHERE YOU AT THE COURT DID YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE FILES OR ARE YOU GOING BY BEWSOAOER REPORTS!!!!

DID YOU KNOW SINCE THE COURT CASE HE APPEALED AND WON AS THE JUDGE WENT ON INFERENCE, NO EVIDENCE NO JURY AND HE WON AND WAS COMPENSATED BY THE POLICE, WELL WELL AMBUSH A FEW DULL PEOPLE WHO READ STUFF AND BELEIVE IT MUST BE TRUE, WE ALL KNOW TODAY NERWSPAPERS GET IT WRONG, AND HE WAS COMPENSATED FOR WRONGDOINGS, GET A LIFE AND GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. HE GOT A GOOD SUM £.... ANYWAY WHEN YOU RIGHT STUFF YOU MUST GET THE FACTS CORRECT DON'T BELIEVE ALL YOUR SOURCES AS IT IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE. GOOD LUCK WHO IS THE NEXT VICTIM OF YOUR SAD SITE THAT NO ONE REALLY READS, WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A WANK AS YOUR ONLY FRINED IS YOUR HAND, OR GO GET A JOB SAVE YOUR MONEY AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE, THIS SURELY CANT BE ENJOYABLE FOR YOU... HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU MADE POSITING STUFF ABOUT PEOPLE ON AMBUSH UMMM WELL THEN DO SOMETHING BETTER WITH YOUR LIFE BUT IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS CARRY ON AS YOU ARE FOOLS WHO THINK THEY KNOW BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW.

JULIA M said...

Yawwwwn - ERIC GET A LIFE, LIVE YOUR LIFE NOT OTHERS, WHERE YOU AT THE COURT DID YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE FILES OR ARE YOU GOING BY NEWSPAPER REPORTS!!!!

DID YOU KNOW SINCE THE COURT CASE HE APPEALED AND WON AS THE JUDGE WENT ON INFERENCE, NO EVIDENCE NO JURY AND HE WON AND WAS COMPENSATED BY THE POLICE, WELL WELL AMBUSH A FEW DULL PEOPLE WHO READ STUFF AND BELEIVE IT MUST BE TRUE, WE ALL KNOW TODAY NERWSPAPERS GET IT WRONG, AND HE WAS COMPENSATED FOR WRONGDOINGS, GET A LIFE AND GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. HE GOT A GOOD SUM £.... ANYWAY WHEN YOU RIGHT STUFF YOU MUST GET THE FACTS CORRECT DON'T BELIEVE ALL YOUR SOURCES AS IT IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE. GOOD LUCK WHO IS THE NEXT VICTIM OF YOUR SAD SITE THAT NO ONE REALLY READS, WHY DON'T YOU HAVE A WANK AS YOUR ONLY FRINED IS YOUR HAND, OR GO GET A JOB SAVE YOUR MONEY AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE, THIS SURELY CANT BE ENJOYABLE FOR YOU... HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU MADE POSITING STUFF ABOUT PEOPLE ON AMBUSH UMMM WELL THEN DO SOMETHING BETTER WITH YOUR LIFE BUT IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS CARRY ON AS YOU ARE FOOLS WHO THINK THEY KNOW BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW.

Anonymous said...

My friends email has never been hacked, my friend says u use to invite him to yours with other neighbours in the flat. He ststes he never waited hours as he lived in flat downstsirs. Every time you went past to walk your dog he ssys you tap on his window asking if you like to come out. Not sure where you are coming from.. turning off your power actually he says there were faults with power and UK networks had to fix it you assumed it was him because Mr Angel flat opposite the electric cupboard saw me go in their couple of times with UK power networks as many faults . Assumptions is all you have. My friend says you were bit weird nice at first but felt you were top dog at flats trying to take ovet peoples home issues. SOUNDS LIKE THE NICE KIND ALEX TURNED SOUR. No one sent you revolting emails well certainly not my Friend, he has never had your email address why would he if you live in top flat above his... and just to let you all know Alex is a feemale liar. Leave my friend alone live your own life.

Anonymous said...

Ambush the site written by people who can not get real jobs in the media. Let's read newspapers and assume we know all about it and put up comments that are rude nasty offensive but not accurate, truthful. Ambush what a load of shit.

Anonymous said...

Approval needed why every article is written by bored muppets with no real friends, no job in media but uses blogs to make them feel like they have a life, this is a site written by weirdos.

JuliaM said...

Why not find a more recent post to express your dissatisfaction?